make good
phrasal 1. (or make good on) to make valid or complete: as a. to make up for (a deficiency) b. indemnify <
make good the loss
>
c. to carry out successfully <
made good their escape
>
<
made good on his promise
>
d. prove <
made good a charge
>
2. to prove to be capable; also succeed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make good — (also make it (big)) INFORMAL ► to become rich and successful: »After years of hard work, she finally made good. »Los Angeles is full of people who go there to make it big like the stars in Hollywood. Main Entry: ↑make …   Financial and business terms

  • make good — make (it) good American & Australian to become successful or to achieve something you want. The film s main character is a poor Mexican boy who made it good in Chicago. He ll make good, you ll see. He works hard and knows what he s after …   New idioms dictionary

  • make good — (someone s something) to succeed in doing something difficult. She made good her escape from the hospital …   New idioms dictionary

  • make good — ► make good 1) compensate for (loss, damage, or expense). 2) fulfil (a promise or claim). 3) be successful. Main Entry: ↑good …   English terms dictionary

  • make good — index fulfill, indemnify, keep (fulfill), pay, recoup (reimburse), redress, refund …   Law dictionary

  • make good — verb act as promised (Freq. 1) make good on promises • Hypernyms: ↑observe, ↑keep • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * phrasal : to make valid or complete …   Useful english dictionary

  • make good — {v. phr.} 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. * /Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise./ * /Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake./ * /John s mother… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make good — {v. phr.} 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. * /Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise./ * /Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake./ * /John s mother… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ good — v. phr. 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise. Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake. John s mother promised to take him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make good — 1) if I don t get away from my family, I ll never make good Syn: succeed, be successful, be a success, do well, get ahead, reach the top; prosper, flourish, thrive; informal make it, make the grade, make a name for oneself, make one s mark, get… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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